Sep 14, 2011

Louis Theroux: The most hated family in America [2009] BBC documentary

Louis Theroux: The most hated family in America [2009]
BBC documentary

It is such a strange, yet very real story, one that you can’t believe it’s possible to have in our times.

It’s a TV documentary written and presented by the BBC’s Louis Theroux about the family at the heart of the Westboro Baptist Church, headed by Fred Phelps and based in Topeka, Kansas. It runs the website, and, and other websites expressing condemnation of LGBT, Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Sweden, Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands, and other groups.

As weird and sick as it might seem to the vast majority of the people, it is normal and represents the law for them. What stricked me was the way the talked about their „religion” or beliefs, as it was the right thing to do, the best, and everyone who doesn’t think that will go to hell. Because that is mostly what they preach: hate, and I think that is what bothers me. I understand the fact they believe in something else, that they have certain opinions, but what I can’t cope with, is the idea that their way is the only way and the others should burn in hell just because they don’t follow their rules; they can’t co-exist with others.  I thought God wanted love and peace and tolerance, and that isn’t what they are doing. So who is wrong?

I think it’s a shame that their kids are raised to have the same ideas. That’s the most sickening thing of all, to me. The parents teach them those concepts and opinions so young, that for them it’s natural and normal...they can’t understand the opposite, so they are raised to be so hateful and to have such radical opinions. One case in point was the talk Louis had with the two daughters, who where about 16 or 17. They didn’t have any other friends then their family, no boyfriends, no life and they shared the same hate and preconceptions that the elders showed. It was just wrong.  They should have the right to choose how to live their life!

There is so much to talk about this subject and so many sides to listen, but I’m not going to discuss it any longer! Just watch the documentary and if you want, comment below! Please don’t insult or use agressive language!

Here’s the link:

1 comment:

  1. i've seen this doco. i love louis theroux's stuff. he's always got the most interesting of subjets.

    they're really messed up aren't they?

    he made a second documentary on them recently which is well worth seeing. and kevin smith's RED STATE carries a lot of similarities with these unfriendly people.